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Farnsworth Art Museum

16 Museum St, Rockland, ME 04841-2867
+1 207-596-6457
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Lovely Museum

Stopped in to see Wyeth paintings. They were getting ready for a new exhibit so it was limited... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Geraldine D
Boston, Massachusetts
Visiting the aesthetic, a haughty love of the Wyeths

I love this place. It feels like an artfully creative collection of space, like an old farmhouse... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Bangor Maine
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Celebrating Maine's Role in American Art, the Farnsworth Art Museum offers a nationally recognized collection of works from many of America's greatest artists. With 20,000 square feet of gallery space and over 15,000 works in the collection, there is always something new on view at the Farnsworth. The museum has one of the largest collections of works by sculptor Louise Nevelson. Its Wyeth Center features works of Andrew, N.C. and Jamie Wyeth. The Farnsworth's library is also housed in its Rockland, ME, campus. Two historic buildings, the Farnsworth Homestead and the Olson House, and Julia's Gallery for Young Artists complete the museum complex.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
16 Museum St, Rockland, ME 04841-2867
+1 207-596-6457
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in to see Wyeth paintings. They were getting ready for a new exhibit so it was limited. The museum has a wonderful collection of modern/contemporary art. Staff is friendly and helpful.

Thank Geraldine D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love this place. It feels like an artfully creative collection of space, like an old farmhouse that’s been added onto with each era and invention. It has a rich and challenging connection, great curation, architectural goodness. The library is always worth a sit, with...More

Thank PMcFarout
David T, Public Relations Manager at Farnsworth Art Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear PMcFarout, Thank you so much for the kind words and also for your very thoughtful criticism. We have for many years succumbed to the challenge of having to rotate far too many galleries at one time - creating a situation during the "off-season" which...More

Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

We spent a few hours at the Farnsworth on a rainy afternoon in December. We particularly enjoyed the Marguerite zorach exhibition ( which has since closed) and Andrew Wyeth: her room, which shows not only the completed work, but the studies drawn during the conceptualization...More

Thank Meri M
Reviewed 11 January 2018

This is a wonderful museum (which includes a main building, the Wyeth Center, and the Homestead—all three within a block of each other in Rockland, and the Olson House in Cushing). You should check the Website before coming here—because days and hours are different in...More

Thank MaineGuy777
Reviewed 2 January 2018

This is a fabulous museum in the quaint, charming town of Rockland. My daughter and I had allowed a couple hours in the afternoon, but realized that we could have spent much longer there, enjoying all the buildings, exhibits, and special offerings, such as a...More

Thank suzinvt
Reviewed 9 December 2017

The Maine coastline, like Santa Fe, attracts a lot of artists. No surprise; the rugged beauty of both is captivating. The Farnsworth Museum, in downtown Rockland, has a number of brilliant landscapes and seascapes, and this is the perfect time to go there. 2017 was...More

Thank RGinCT
Reviewed 4 December 2017

Great "Wyeth at 100" exhibit featuring works of Andrew Wyeth as well as focusing on Wyeths In Maine.

Thank sjmbdm
Reviewed 28 November 2017

We are so fortunate to have such a nice little museum here on the coast of Maine. Although they focus on the Wyeth family there are many other artists show in the revolving shows. If you are in Rockland on a rainy day there is...More

Thank Etienne P
David T, Public Relations Manager at Farnsworth Art Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2017

Hi Etienne P, We very much appreciate the kind words! On a rainy day - or maybe even when it's dry - we'd love to see you in the galleries again soon! David Troup Communications Officer Farnsworth Art Museum dtroup@farnsworthmuseum.org

Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

I loved visiting this fantastic museum on a recent trip to Maine. If you’re a fan of American art, this is a “must see” museum. And Rockland is a great city to visit. Make sure you set aside 2 hours to quickly tour this museum.

1  Thank 92210David_W
David T, Public Relations Manager at Farnsworth Art Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2017

We really appreciate the kind review! Rockland is most definitely worth a visit with so many wonderful restaurants, stores and of course museums and galleries. So glad you joined us for a day! David Troup Communications Officer Farnsworth Art Museum

Reviewed 17 November 2017

While this museum is small, they had an incredible Wyeth retrospective, which was worth admission. The grounds are historic, nice gift shop. Take a stroll through the garden while there.

Thank dillmonish d
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Response from AmelieFan | Reviewed this property |
This is the information on their website: Winter hours: January 1 - March 31: Wednesday through Sunday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m., closed Mondays and Tuesdays Spring hours: April 1 - May 31: Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m... More
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